Corporate Finance | Private Company Services | PCS

By: PwC  09-12-2011
Keywords: financing

As the leader of a private company, you need to make sound financial decisions that will not only benefit the business now, but also in the long term. You may be facing the challenges of accessing financing, trying to determine the value of your business to communicate to stakeholders, or considering selling your business or buying another business.

We offer several corporate finance and related advisory services to help you, including:

Financing Your Business

Access to capital and a strong financial foothold is essential for the success of your company. Whether you are looking for financing from the bank or through alternative methods, there are a number of options available to choose from. We can advise you on the different sources of capital, assist you in accessing financing, manage your risk and compliance and help you evaluate ways to increase your liquidity.

Valuing Your Business

Determining the fair market value of your business can be complicated. Whether you are looking to sell your business, or simply trying to establish its value for personal or tax reasons, there are number of valuation techniques which can establish your business' value. We can help you understand strategic or market drivers, operational issues and financial factors that will have an impact on your company's value. If you are considering selling your business, we can also help negotiate the price and contractual terms and advise you on the impacts of the transaction if you do decide to sell.

Sources of Capital

As a business owner, there are several sources of capital available to you, including joint ventures, partnerships, initial public offering (IPO) and share offering, bank financing or private lenders. We can work with you to determine which source, or sources, of capital would make the most sense for your business.

Equity and Debt Financing

As a private company, equity and debt financing may become necessary in order to continue to operate or expand your business. We can help you assess your financial needs, develop financing proposal packages for potential lenders, negotiate lending terms and manage your lender relationship.

Going Public

For some private company owners, there is often no greater return on investment than the act of taking their company public. However, navigating through the initial public offering (IPO) process is complex, and demands specific regulatory and disclosure requirements. Executing a successful IPO requires significant planning that begins well beforehand. With the benefit of our external perspective, we can assess the market reaction to your offering, position your company to attract potential investors, help you reorganize and strengthen your management team and offer regulatory advice.

Mergers and Acquisitions

For family-owned or privately-held businesses, acquisitions and merger transactions offer opportunities for market expansion, growth or streamlining of the business. We can help you develop an acquisition strategy, identify target organizations and strategic partners, determine the appropriate bid price, perform financial and tax due diligence reviews, perform a risk assessment, assess the timing of the sale of your business and review your processes in preparation to make a deal. We can also work with you on post-merger or post-acquisition integration.

Survival and Recovery Strategies

If your business has seen better days, we can help. We can develop a plan to help your company survive. We can help you identify and assess strategies in the face of declining revenues, shrinking margins, working capital shortages, evolving industry structures and economic conditions. We can also advise you on credit management, risk management, credit loss, debt restructuring plans and the refinancing process.

Keywords: financing

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